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Population imbalance tied to large number of expat workers – ‘Measures prepared’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: Secretariat General of Higher Council for Planning and Development has attributed part of the population imbalance problem to the arrival of a large number of expatriate workers for execution of mega developmental projects in the country. It stressed that the reform process should focus on bringing …

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Wrong approach being eyed to deal with population imbalance – ‘Statements from parliamentarians not helpful’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: “Nobody can deny the fact that the population imbalance issue in Kuwait is a serious problem that needs to be solved urgently. However, the recent parliamentary statements in this regard cannot be considered as the right solution, especially since they were aimed at gaining the support …

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MP won’t support anti-expat session

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Chairman of the parliamentary Human Rights Committee MP Adel Al-Damkhi has stressed the need to address the lopsided population issue, without discriminating against expatriates. This came after MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari announced completion of the required number of signatures for a request to hold a special session …

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MPs call for ‘effective and fruitful’ discussion of population imbalance – ‘Approve 50 pct citizens, 50 pct expats plan’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: A number of MPs stressed the need for the parliamentary session, which is to be held on Feb 2 for discussing the demographic problem, to be effective and fruitful, reports Al-Rai daily. MP Safa Al-Hashem affirmed that the Feb 2 parliamentary session is very important, as …

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‘No plan to deport expats’ – Expulsions as per law: minister

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: “The government has not decided to deport expatriates from the country and it does not intend to do so”, says the State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in an attempt to dissipate fears over forced deportation of expatriates from the country. He …

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MP SEEKS SPECIAL SESSION ON RISING INFLUX OF EXPATS – Bill seeks vote for forces, 18-year-olds

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: MP Majed Musah presented a bill on amending the Election Law in order to reduce the voting age from 21 years old to 18. He said Law Number 35/1962 on electing National Assembly members deprives a number of citizens of their suffrage right due to the …

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‘Health ministry cannot manage without expats’ – ‘Kuwaitis insufficient to take up posts’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: “Ministry of Health cannot manage without expatriate employees including doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians and administration staff”, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed medical sources. They said the ministry will need more expatriate medical employees following the completion of ongoing projects such as Jaber Hospital, Amiri Hospital, Jahra …

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Ministry of Health ponders replacing expats in various depts – Keep check on lazy workers: minister

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15, (Agencies): Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has given directions to the top ministry offi cials to intensify surveillance on the departments and deal with the laggards at work no matter their positions, reports Arab Times daily. The daily quoting a reliable source added the assistant …

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Workers who choose transfer will retain ‘job designations’: Al-Naki

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Director General of Public Authority for Roads and Transportation Eng Saud Al-Naki has assured that all employees who chose to be transferred to the authority will retain their full job designations and benefits from their current authorities in addition to being given more opportunities to work …

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Expats in Kuwait ‘enjoy’ good living, excellent medical services

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: Director of Domestic Workers Affairs at Ministry of Interior Mohammed Al-Ajmi insists that expatriate workers in Kuwait enjoy good living conditions and excellent medical services, reports Arab Times daily. In his speech during a ceremony organized at the United Nations House in Mishref to mark the …

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